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post #21 of 29
I have Ken making a playlist with lots of jazz on it for me. Something very soothing and relaxing.
post #22 of 29
I'm not going to bother this time. I brought stuff: music, jolly ranchers to suck on, massage oil, etc... the other times. I couldn't even imagine opening the bag. I know from past experience that by the time I get to the hospital the last thing I want is sound (music, talking) or stuff with scent or, well, anything really. I did use the tub but I needed lights low, no talking, no sound. I would have freaked if there was any sound on at all. I'm definitely in "labor land" during active labor. If someone pulls me out of it, omg, they have to pay!
post #23 of 29
I love anything by the Innocence Mission - super mellow. I used their CD "Now the Day is Over" lullabye CD for ds #1 in labor...loved it! Also use it during relaxation to practice for labor.
post #24 of 29
I would have punched anyone in the nose for playing music during any of my labors.

I need uninterrupted QUIET to labor.

Dh was able to keep dd quiet with a movie downstairs last time, but to hear it occasionally in the background was maddening and very distracting.
post #25 of 29
Probably some Dixie Chicks (I love the Dixie Chicks), the Dead, and Ubaka Hill.
post #26 of 29
Patrick O'Hearn-Ancient Dreams

It is a beautiful instrumental compliation that makes me think of nature, woodsy, watery areas. Just gorgeous
post #27 of 29
I like to listen to nothing but the sounds of my husband's loving, encouraging words, my children in the background and my own moaning.
Bellydance originated with women dancing for women in childbirth. The movements mimic what the body needs to do to help the baby move down and out. There are many prenatal bellydance classes cropping up around the nation. I use my bellydancing in preparation for labor to get baby into a good position and in labor and it feels great. Nice swaying hip movements, big and small hip circles (like you are drawing a big circle on the floor with your bottom, slightly bent knees and feet under the hips), hip circles can be done on a birth ball too. I tell my birth class to get down and dirty with the birth ball rolling the hips around and around. Belly rolls are great too. Snake hips feel good in preparation for labor (draw a figure 8 by lifting one hip and dropping the other in a smooth swaying motion). It is essential that baby finds a good position in the pelvis to have a smooth labor. Dancing helps!
Lose the inhibitions and get in touch with that feminine, sexy, beautiful woman. This will help you feel less inhibited if you are having a hospital birth. Let's face it.... birth is an incredibly intimate process and you must allow yourself to be relaxed with your body even when others are present. So practice getting in touch with that woman side of yourself now!
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Maagpie View Post
Lose the inhibitions and get in touch with that feminine, sexy, beautiful woman. This will help you feel less inhibited if you are having a hospital birth. Let's face it.... birth is an incredibly intimate process and you must allow yourself to be relaxed with your body even when others are present. So practice getting in touch with that woman side of yourself now!
This made me ! I tend to "get down and dirty" with myself on a regular basis, and shake my booty all over the place when ever I get a chance. I usually do this to entertain myself while cleaning, doing laundry, etc. I thought I was just a crazy fool, I never thought it could be helpful!

I will try to focus on the movements you suggested! It sounds like good exercise.

Thanks!
post #29 of 29
Well, with #1 I wanted to listed to Bob Dylan ... meet me in the morning 56th and wabasha... dun dun dun I labored in the early morning so it was perfect

who knows what I'll feel for this time. or if i get time to listen to anything!
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